Creating Inclusive & Equitable Communities Through Understanding

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Date(s) - February 2, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities – A Call to Action: Understanding the origins and impact of bigotry in the US today and what we can do about it

City of Ferndale, MI

Despite major advances following the Civil Rights movement, racism and bigotry towards non-Whites continues today. Join us as we examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslims, Jews, Blacks, Latinx, Asians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Indigenous Peoples. Panels of speakers address the history and impact of knowledge creation under colonialism and slavery, orientalism, xenophobia, and internalized bigotry. Working from the well-established social science principle that face-to-face education and engagement are the most effective ways to dispel prejudice, panels will include group discussions and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity.